Unit 3 Sculpting Earth's Topography_ Lab Practical on Clay Minerals (1.5 points)_ GPH 111_ Intro to

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2/26/2021 Unit 3 Sculpting Earth's Topography: Lab Practical on Clay Minerals (1.5 points): GPH 111: Intro to Physical Geography (2021 Spring - A) 1/4 Unit 3 Sculpting Earth's Topography: Lab Practical on Clay Minerals (1.5 points) Due No due date Points 1.5 Questions 3 Time Limit None Instructions Attempt History Attempt Time Score LATEST Attempt 1 7 minutes 1.5 out of 1.5 Score for this quiz: 1.5 out of 1.5 Submitted Feb 26 at 7:15pm This attempt took 7 minutes. This lab practical tasks you with reading some short articles to gain a better appreciation of clay minerals. The weathering processes lecture goes into a little bit of detail on how primary minerals (feldspars, pyroxenes, quartz and others) decay and transition into clay minerals. The weathering landform lecture explains that clays are a common product of mineral weathering found all over Earth' surface. The soils lecture also covers a bit about how clay minerals are important to soil formation. However, those lectures do not do justice to such an important part of Earth's geography. Thus, this lab practical involves some extra reading about the magic of clay minerals. This is a great slide show on clays to skim () -( archived file

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